Are you passionate about working with older adults? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinical psychologist to join our friendly and supportive Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) for Preston, Chorley and South Ribble areas.
The role would suit an 8a clinical psychologist or a newly qualified psychologist who is keen to develop their skills within older adults through a preceptorship within a supportive team.
This exciting role will involve working autonomously in conducting detailed assessment and formulation, therapeutic intervention, and neuropsychological assessments, covering both functional and organic problems for older people living in the local community. The role is based predominantly within the CMHT; however, there may be opportunities to develop your psychology skills by working across other specialist areas of older adults. Older adult mental health services within this area have the advantage and the luxury of all being based within the same building at Charnley Fold Resource Centre, Preston.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will work alongside a Principal Clinical Psychologist/Complex Case Lead within the MDT to continue to provide a high quality, community-orientated psychology service for older people. The post is professionally attached to the locality older adult psychology team and wider network, both of which offer a friendly and supportive space, with a strong commitment to providing quality services for older people in Lancashire.
The Trust is also committed to staff development, and have invested in on-going training and development opportunities including funding recent further therapy training and leadership courses.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached the Job Description and Person Specification for more information about this role.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
- An increased level of knowledge relevant to this post equivalent to a post-graduate diploma (in addition to entry level qualification)
- Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
- Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of patients across a range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
- Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
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